DR Best Practices: Keep email, Files & Business Applications Accessible from Anywhere Keep employees working from home, hotel or alternate recovery site - using any Internet browser. Whale's SSL VPN provides remote access to email, files, portals, and critical applications while adhering to the strictest security standards. Click here for whitepaper.

Data At Risk: Multi-Tiered Storage Poses Opportunities and Obstacles for Data Protection Two IT trends confront information technologists in most organizations: the unrelenting burgeon of data which drives the need for more storage and management mandates to do more with less. Jon Toigo discusses these trends and their implications. Click HERE>>

Is Homeland Security Failing?

With 15 million containers in transit, is it possible one is carrying a secret nuclear device? And if it is, would anyone find it? The answer might surprise you. Click HERE>>

Five Threats That Could Sink Your Company
Natural disasters, corporate espionage and terrorism are only some threats facing manufacturers. As these threats grow, are some companies still leaving themselves vulnerable? Click HERE>>

Homeland Security Announces Cargo Rules
Trucks carrying freight into the U.S. will have to describe their cargo to customs before they reach the border, now that the DHS has announced its new security rules. Click HERE>>

Employee E-mails Are Risky Business
Viruses aren’t the only threat facing your e-mail. Inappropriate employee use can place intellectual property at risk and open your business to a lawsuit. To find out more, Click HERE>>

Terrorist Attack on LA-Area Ports Could Cost Economy $34 Billion
Could a dirty bomb attack at the country’s largest port cost the economy $34 billion? Researchers have crunched the numbers, and calculated that it could. Click HERE>>

Make Security a Priority with Chocolate
A Hershey’s Kiss, improve security? If you make your security programs fun and interesting for your employees, the more likely they are to follow the rules. Click HERE>>


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DSPN’s BRP Guides
will walk you through organizing the total project, preparing your documents, stocking supplies, setting up emergency operations centers, creating realistic scenarios to test your plans and much more! Click HERE>>

Plan Now to Attend DRJ Fall World

September 19-22, 2004
San Diego, CA DRJ's conferences are consistently top-rated by attendees. Register today to qualify for discounts. Click HERE>>


“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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New Power Suite 4.0 Simplifies Power System Sizing and Installation
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – August 20, 2004 – The recently updated Power Suite 4.0 from Cummins Power Generation simplifies power system design and installation by combining equipment specifications, CAD drawings and technical papers into one easy-to-use format. The new version features a convenient Web interface, giving users the flexibility to work offline, via CDs, or access files through a secure web site.

Power Suite includes GenSize™ software, which quickly provides generator set recommendations. These recommendations are based on total facility load requirements and generator performance, calculated in GenSize and based on project parameters entered by the user. With the generator selection made, other elements of Power Suite are available to assist in facility design.

For more information, contact Madeline Foss, Cummins Power Generation, 1400 73rd Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55432. Phone: 763-574-5942; Fax 763-574-5298. Or visit http://www.cumminspower.com

DRI International Provides Critical Resource For Stock Market Trading Firms
FALLS CHURCH, VA June 29, 2004 – With deadlines looming for stock exchange trading companies to comply with new regulations requiring business continuity plans, DRI International is offering its resources to support this important effort.

To address the heightened risks in the post-September 11 environment, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved the NASD Rule 3500 series and the NYSE Rule 446 Business Continuity and Contingency Plan, both of which require broker/dealer firms to clearly define and test their business continuity plans.

Under the new rules, every NASD and NYSE member must develop a plan that addresses various aspects of business continuity, including data backup and recovery, mission critical systems, and alternate communications between the firm and its employees and the firm and its customers. In addition, a member’s business continuity plan must address how the member will assure its customers’ prompt access to their funds and securities in the event that the firm determines that it is unable to continue its business.

Complete information about DRI International training, certification opportunities, and other resources are available at http://www.drii.org

Washington DC Forum Aims to Help Organizations Walk Line Between Anti-Terror Efforts and Consumer Data Protection
(MARKET WIRE) August 17, 2004 The International Association of Privacy Professionals, the world's largest association for the privacy profession, announced it will host an event examining the intersection of consumer privacy and national security. The IAPP Privacy and National Security Forum, to be held at the Washington Renaissance Hotel on September 30th, will assemble thought leaders in government and industry for a candid debate on the privacy issues raised by current national security efforts.

The IAPP Privacy and National Security Forum, with sponsorship from Gray Cary and Infoglide, offers a series of keynotes from leading privacy and governmental experts, and topical panels on subjects including personal surveillance technologies, risk assessment, and the international security perspective. Through this one-day forum, attendees will learn how to respond to the business opportunities and privacy challenges they face today, hear how to avoid common privacy pitfalls that can ensnare promising technologies and programs, and discover how such problems can be overcome, while preserving their commitment to maintaining consumer privacy and trust.

For more information or to register, call the IAPP at 800-266-6501, or visit http://www.privacyassociation.org

a Weekly Publication of Disaster Resource GUIDE.

The weekly Continuity e-GUIDE will provide a concise seven-day snapshot of the business continuity and emergency management industry from around the world right down to the local level.

Based on the philosophy of “working together”, the e-GUIDE will integrate, consolidate, and communicate resources from organizations that are leaders in business continuity, risk management, crisis management, emergency response, and disaster recovery.

Watch your Inbox each Wednesday for the latest edition of the Continuity e-GUIDE. Do you have an interesting story, case study or some breaking news? Contact the Editor, Alison Dunn at alison.dunn@disaster-resource.com

Interested in sponsoring a weekly update or spotlighting your product or service? Contact Tommy Rainey at tommyr@disaster-resource.com

The 2004/2005 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (9th annual Edition) has been published and is now available. Visit the Online GUIDE to sign up for a free copy. You can sign up today. Click HERE>>